Ride from Boot and Shoe to Cleveleys via Bridge 64, Thursday 9th May 2019

This was our annual fish and chip outing to Cleveleys.

Weather awful rain and cloudy and the temperature was cold. I arrived at the Boot and Shoe hoping no one would turn up but 11 nutters did so I couldn't return home.

Off we set taking our usual way through the Uni the up Stoney Lane to turn right down Whams Lane and to cross the A6 at Potters Brook, then down Cockerham Road to turn left before the canal on to Tansy Lane to eventually join Park Lane.

Heading towards Garstang I decide to take a right after the pub and this is where things went awry but inspite of some meanderings we did arrive at Bridge 64 albeit a bit later than expected. After coffee we went through Nateby then left and quick right to take us through Out Rawcliffe and over Shard Bridge, through Poulton then into Cleveleys where we were welcomed and refreshed with lovely fish and chips(most of us had the smaller potions).

In the afternoon straight up the prom to catch the ferry with a couple of minutes to spare. Through Knott End over Pilling Moss into  Cockerham where we split up(three of us heading for a coffee at Pudding House) Then straight back through Conder Green and home.

53 miles in the legs and the felt like it but the average speed was faster than a normal Thursday's ride.

Jim Gardner